Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, 4/6/2021 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Location: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Manchester City (-188) Borussia Dortmund (+500)
Marco Reus and Borussia Dortmund (5-2-1 in Champions League) head to Etihad Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet Manchester City (7-1-0 in Champions League). The starting goaltenders are Ederson for Manchester City and Marwin Hitz for Borussia Dortmund. The line on this contest has Manchester City coming in at -188 and Borussia Dortmund are at +500. The total has been set at 2.5.
Manchester City faced Monchengladbach in their last match and took home the win by a score of 2-0. Manchester City attempted 26 dribbles in this outing and were able to convert 16 of the dribbles for a percentage of 61.5%. In the passing game, they earned a 92.7% received passes rate by converting 797 out of their 860 passing attempts in their last game. In terms of shooting accuracy, Manchester City ended this match at a 60.0% clip by hitting 6 shots on target out of 10 shots. Manchester City averages 2.10 goals per 90 min (63 total goals) and have accumulated 40 assists in all matches for this campaign.
Gabriel Jesus is a player who should impact this matchup for Manchester City. He has accounted for 29 assists while earning 29 yellow cards so far in his career. Jesus has been given a starting assignment in 109 games thus far in his career and accounts for 0.55 goals per 90 minutes. The forward hailing from Brazil has 64 goals scored in 10,485 mins played. One more guy who could decide who wins is Kevin De Bruyne, the midfielder representing for Belgium. He has helped on a goal 136 times so far in his career and he has scored 79 total goals. Bruyne has played 27,479 mins in 316 career starting assignments and has been handed 33 yellow card warnings. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins for his career.
The guy defending the goal for Manchester City is Ederson. Ederson (145-34-32 record during his soccer career) has earned 96 clean sheets, which gives him a 45.5% clean sheet rate. The goalie representing Manchester City has faced 546 shots attempted against him in 211 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.77 (161 total goals conceded) and he has a save percentage of 73.3. Ederson has played for a total of 18,872 mins and is sitting with 398 saves during his pro soccer career.
For their last game, Borussia Dortmund went home with a draw by a final score of 2-2 against Köln. They wrapped up this contest by converting 520 out of their 588 passes they attempted for a percentage of 88.4%. Borussia Dortmund had a 69.2% successful dribble rate by completing 9 of the 13 dribbles they tried. Borussia Dortmund landed 4 shots on target out of their 13 shots attempted giving them a 30.8% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having tallied 53 goals and 42 assists in all their games, Borussia Dortmund averages 2.04 goals and 1.62 assists per 90 minutes.
Marco Reus will be someone to watch for Borussia Dortmund. The forward from Germany has 25,727 mins and has scored 134 goals. He has totaled 37 yellow card cautions during his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 72 times. He averages 0.47 goals per 90 minutes and has started 299 games so far in his career. Be sure to keep an eye out for Erling Haaland, the forward representing Borussia Dortmund. He has scored 65 goals during his pro soccer career while helping on a goal 15 different times. Haaland has been given a total of 8 yellow cards in 5,895 mins (63 career starting assignments). His G/90 average in his pro soccer career is 0.99.
Marwin Hitz is expected to look after the goal for Borussia Dortmund. Hitz has racked up 54 shutouts while defending 810 shots tried against him in 15,150 career mins. He holds a save % of 73.3 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 32.1%. He has conceded 1.32 goals per 90 while holding a mark of 65-42-62. During his career, Hitz has conceded 223 goals and has 589 stops in 168 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Manchester City (-188)
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